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So Cal Gas Co. Grants $20,000 to Boys & Girls Club
The Southern California Gas Company presented a $20,000 grant to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme recently as part of a 2011 Education Initiative. BGCOP will use the grant to support its College Bound program.
“The Southern California Gas Company is proud to partner with and support organizations that have a positive impact in their communities, like the Boys and Girls Club,” said Michele Pettes, Southern California Gas Company’s Ventura County Public Affairs Manager.
We appreciate the generous support of The Gas Company, said Tim Blaylock, BGCOP Chief Professional Officer. “We are dedicated to ensuring that all of our community’s children and teens–especially those who need us most–have access to our Club’s programs and services to enhance their lives and positively shape their futures.”
The College Bound program is available for low-income, first generation college-goers, ages 13-18 years. Participants are case-managed and advised on earning their high school diplomas and being accepted into college; encouraging them through the academic, financial and testing requirements of their chosen school. Emphasis is placed on understanding and obtaining financial aid, grants and scholarships, and includes workshops specifically designed for parents.
For more information about the College Bound program please contact Kimberly Salinas, College Bound Coordinator at (805) 483-1118.
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By involving parents, volunteers, educators and the business community, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme helps youth reach their full potential through a positive environment, lifelong learning and programs dedicated to the arts, education, character and leadership development, health and recreation. Programs are based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs, and are designed to expand participants’